Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Weekend

We had a wonderful Easter weekend! The only thing that could have made it better would be if our extended family had been able to visit. It was especially special :-) because Nathaniel turned 12 on Friday. There was no school that day, and so the kids and I went to the YMCA pool and had a great time. That evening we had shrimp alfredo for dinner, per Nathaniel's request. After dinner we were getting ready to have cake and presents with Nathaniel when we noticed Andrew's eye swelling up really badly. I took him to Pri Med and we got him some medicine. He had a stye, which I had suspected, but it really looked awful. He is all better now, thankfully. We didn't get home until almost midnight, so Michael and the other kids had to have the cake without us. It was a bummer, but Nathaniel was so good about it.

On Saturday, I made it up to Nathaniel by taking him to get his Nook Tablet. That is what he wanted more than anything, and he saved up all of his birthday money to get it. We also did some chores and cleaned and made a big dinner. We had invited the Sperrys over and we had a wonderful time with their family.

On Sunday, we went to church and heard many wonderful talks and lessons about the Savior. The highlight of the whole weekend was watching Michael ordain Nathaniel to the priesthood. He is a Deacon now and will pass the sacrament at church. I now have two priesthood holders in my home, and I feel so blessed! After church, we dyed eggs and had an Easter egg hunt with the kids. Daniel found the most eggs, and he was so happy. We had our yummy traditional ham dinner. Before bedtime, we watched some church videos with the kids about Jesus' resurrection.

Here we are coloring the eggs


Here is Nathaniel with his new Nook Tablet. He *loves* it!Happy Easter, everyone!
I am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that He came to this earth to atone for our sins and show us the way to live so that we can return to live with Him some day. I am so grateful that He was resurrected and that because of Him I can be with my family forever!

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